The Relationship between Governance and Sustainable Development

16 Pages Posted: 8 May 2012

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Valdir Lameira

INESC Coimbra

Walter Ness

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper presents a methodological approach to evaluating the relationship between governance and several variables commonly related to the concept of sustainable development and, also, related to financial indicators from various countries. We explore the theoretical framework linking the level of governance of the countries with their economic performance. Our sample incorporates data from developed and emergent countries, collected by the World Bank and Transparency International, in order to assess the significance of governance impact among countries with distinct degrees of development. Multiple regression analysis and panel data modeling were used to explore statistical relations amongst variables. Results show a positive relation between levels of governance and economic development, besides illustrating other significant issues.

Keywords: Governance, sustainable development, emergent countries, multiple regressions, panel data models

JEL Classification: H00, H10, C30, C33

Suggested Citation

Lameira, Valdir and Ness, Walter, The Relationship between Governance and Sustainable Development (March 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2054660 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2054660

Valdir Lameira (Contact Author)

INESC Coimbra ( email )

Rua Antero de Quental, 199, Coimbra
Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-033
Portugal

Walter Ness

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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